Apple is known for its innovative trump cards when it comes to smartphones, however, the company has now filed a patent which reveals a concept where an iPhone or even an iPad is used to power a Macbook. The patent which was originally filed in September 2016 has now been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office boasting the name ‘Electronic accessory device’
As per the patent, the laptop module will feature a module in place of the trackpad where one could dock the iPhone which would then be used to drive the whole system. Moreover, another sketch reveals a slot on the Laptop’s chassis which can take in an iPad.
However, we are too early in the game to discuss the possibilities of this patent. Further, we are not sure if this concept will ever come into existence. Nevertheless, one thing is sure that Apple is planning to viaduct the gap the between a smartphone and a laptop. Our guess would be more inclined towards future laptops from Apple with an option to stuff in an iPhone or iPad for more power.
Interestingly, this would be the first company to try something like this. Prior to this, companies like Motorola tried something close to this where its Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone has used to power a netbook by fitting the smartphone in Lapdock. Asus also have had its experiences with its Transformer Book V which could take in Asus Zenfone device to run a full Android experience over the laptop.
It will be interesting to see how Apple takes this whole concept of Laptop Dock functionality. As of now, we can only hope this to pass all the stages so that we can see a glimpse of something like this in future. Till then what are your thoughts on this? Comment Below
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